The Making of a Higher-Ed Agitator

Michael Crow's prescription for colleges divides and inspires

Tim Trumble

Michael Crow, 
president of Arizona State U., sees himself as a “knowledge enterprise architect.” His populist 
prescription for colleges amounts to a finger in the eye of the higher-education establishment.
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For Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, this is hallowed ground. It is the site of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s low-slung winter home in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. The residence’s slanted redwood beams and...

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